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ASP.NET Core Identity with Cosmos DB (MongoDB) Part1: Database Configuration

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Hello folks this time I bring to you a very simple an useful tutorial to show you how fast you can start creating awesome services and apps using the .NET framework and in this case a NoSQL database.

This will be the first of 3 post series about how to implement ASP.NET Core Identity with Cosmos DB (MongoDB) and expose it over a Web API, in this first blog we will see the configuration of the database to use both a local instance and Cosmos DB of MongoDB for live version.

Let's start first revising what is? and why? MongoDB

MongoDB

MongoDB is free and open source NoSQL database and is very popular in a lot of companies because his paradigm allow to quickly scale large and modern apps, let's analyze some points from MongoDB webpage:

What is NoSQL?
NoSQL encompasses a wide variety of different database technologies that were developed in response to the demands presented in building modern applications:

Developers are working with applications that create massive volumes of new, …